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Kargil: A Story To Remember

Jul 25, 2019 09:56 PM IST India India

In the summer of 1999 as the war raged on in the mountains of Kargil, there came a moment that defined the character of the Indian Army. As the Pakistani army retreated, they had left their dead soldiers behind. When India offered to hand back the bodies Islamabad refused the offer saying the men were ‘militants not soldiers’. The Indian Army in an act of respect to the fallen enemy soldier buried the bodies keeping Islamic rituals in mind. On point 4875 at a height of 15000 ft, 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, that had already lost 14 men in the war, especially requested a Fauji Maulvi to trek up for the burial. This show has rare footage of the war and burials and is told through the narration of the CO of the unit, it's officers and the Maulvi himself.

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